Death Doula Days
February 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join us for this week’s Death Doula Day at Congressional Cemetery! Drop in hours are 10am-1pm on Saturdays, with special drop in guests for special topics on some weeks from 11am-noon.
OUR ACTIVITY THIS WEEK from 11 to noon: Q & A with our special guest, Reverend Carla Thompson, Hospice Chaplain at Capital Caring at Sibley Hospital. Many of will find ourselves or loved ones offered the support of a chaplain while in hospice or the hospital. There are many misconceptions about what their role is, and how a chaplain of one faith tradition can serve those of many traditions. Have you ever wondered what hospice chaplains do, and what it is like for them serving dying people and their families? An ordained Episcopal priest for 24 years, Thompson also served the US Department of State for ten years and worked as a police officer in Urbana Champaign for 11 years. Come ask questions of this fascinating chaplain about her “many gates to Jerusalem” approach to connecting with and supporting patients and their families at end of life.
By way of background, our Death Doula Days host, Laura, volunteers at Capital Caring Hospice at Sibley Hospital where Reverend Thompson works.
Cake and tea provided. Donations to our host, Historic Congressional Cemetery, are warmly encouraged.